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The Typewriter Database Gadget for Blogger!

Well, after having some people try out the TWDB widget in their Blogger blogs, it turns out that Blogger strips certain tags (including both OBJECT and IFRAME) tags from any “HTML/Javascript” code you try to paste into their gadget. This, despite my research suggesting that it should work fine.

So, I did a little more digging and figured out how to build a Blogger Gadget. I then set up a throwaway Blogger account to test it, and wella – it works. Now there is yet another method listed in your user page at TWDB, and this one works with blogger, albeit with limited customization, because Blogger wants to create it’s own IFRAME, and won’t allow you to style it.

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Note that here you can change a couple of the flags that get saved. If your blog has a very dark background, set the "css" from "1" to "2". This changes the text/link colors to something more appropriate to dark backgrounds. If you want to show your "Sightings" instead, change the "collection_search" flag from "My+Collection" to "Sightings".

Note that here you can change a couple of the flags that get saved. If your blog has a very dark background, set the “css” from “1” to “2”. This changes the text/link colors to something more appropriate to dark backgrounds. If you want to show your “Sightings” instead, change the “collection_search” flag from “My+Collection” to “Sightings”.

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Updated: November 15, 2014 — 12:27 pm

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  1. Thanks for persevering against the powers of “Don’t be evil.” I’ll give it a try later today.

  2. I’ll be giving it a try in a few seconds.

  3. Das ist gut. Danke.

    Es funktioniert!

    1. Cool! Now that I have a couple of real blogs using it, I noticed that your layouts & sidebar size are smaller than expected. I’ve reduced the thumbnail size in half for the Blogger mode to compensate for that and make it so you don’t have a sideways scrollbar.

  4. Just added it, works great on my blog. Thanks!

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